Bubba Watson reveals how he uses cannabis oil to help his game..
The Sun Newspaper (UK) reports
BUBBA WATSON reckons using cannabis oil will give him the best shot of winning trophies in the twilight years of his career.
The two-time Masters champion revealed he uses cannabinoid (CBD) – the chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants – to relieve pain and stress.
Watson, 40, said: “I see Phil Mickelson winning at 48, so I’ve got at least eight more years of having a shot of winning some tournaments.
“So for me it was about how I create longevity in the game of golf and spending time with my kids running around. CBD was easily a fit for me.”
CBD is non-intoxicating and was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances in January 2018.
But its use in sport remains controversial.
Golf’s top stars were warned by the PGA Tour against using CBD in case of any hidden substances.
A statement read: “As with all supplements, the PGA Tour warns players who inquire about CBD products that there is no guarantee a supplement contains what is listed on the label, therefore there is a risk that a supplement may contain a prohibited substance.”
But Watson, who owns a stake in cbdMD – a company which produces a variety of cannabis oil goods – insists he has doctors scour through any product he uses.